Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1990-09-19
This has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol2. #1"
Me And My Uncle ->
It Must Have Been The Roses
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Help On The Way ->
Playing In The Band ->
Ship Of Fools ->
Playing Jam ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Let It Grow ->
Jam % ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Stella Blue ->
Around And Around
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Madison Square GardenLocation New York , NYSource Set 1: SBD -> Cassette Master -> Sonic Solutions -> CD DSet 2: SBD -> Dat Master -> Sonic Solutions -> CD DLineage CD -> Samplitude Professional v9.1.1 -> FLACTransferred by Charlie Miller
Original Transfer and Mastering By David Gans
Additional Editing and Tracking By Charlie Miller
May 9, 2007
-- Set 2 is seamless
October 3, 2013
i was gonna slide by
Because you can't listen to it here but this is my one and only show I snuck into unpaid. But I did indeed work hard to do it myself and 3 others climbed the scaffolding one the side as they were re-doing the arena that year. we werte so high up both ways we looked down and folks looked like ants . we banged on the door someone opened it we ran in and the guy was looking out to see how high we were. Not a story for my grandkids but then again us and them like apples and oranges. Ramblin sorry IMO easily best show of the Fall.
November 9, 2012
Really an MSG run of 1st Sets
One of the oft-considered last two shows of the MSG '90 run that was still being talked about in the lots for months afterward as a good run. Selections from the show were officially released as Road Trips Vol.2 #1. Not as good as the terrific following night but worth collecting for fans of the dual-keys era. YouTube has the vids from this show.
1st Set. A top-5 1st set of 1990. Jack Straw whips out of the gate already warmed up from the run with the new members on vox. Bertha has great audible contributions from all band members; some heads list this as a best-of-version but, honestly, Vince hadn't gelled yet; still, no question the band was inspired this night. On Uncle, Bobby remembers lyrics, doesn't ham and dig the on-a-dime seque into a freaking stellar Big River. I recognize Hornsby's input more today than I did at the time. Check how he takes a few bars then passes some headroom to Vince (@3:15-3:20). Stuck Inside Mobile has too much organ in the mix (like all of this run). Help>Slip>Franklin's crackles and pops synapses and if there's a better 90s Slipknot!, I can't recall it OTTOMH!
2nd Set. Back from intermission it takes half of the 2nd set to get the 1st-set energy back with Bobby-flubs and flat Vince. Luckily, since it's a 107-minute set, it's not like they wrapped up and bowed out; they worked it back into shape. Hornsby eventually adds needed sparks on Grow . With a half hour of Jam>Drums>Space, by the time an uptempo version of GDtRFB appears, the reality snapback must have seemed like a new concert to the attendees.
1st Set: B
2nd Set: C
Overall: 4 stars (chiefly for the 1st set)
Entire 1st Set. - A best-of-'90 with Help>Slip>Franklin's an era best.
Drums - One of those house-shaking, frightening explorations
Post-Grow Jam - see description below
Too bad Road Trips doesn't include the superior 1st set, nor is it necessarily the best source. The Miller sounds great - sounds like a board-matrix - but Bobby is gone/low in places in the 1st set where Vince is too high in the mix (albeit a check of the AUDS suggests front-of-house was the same). This is another show that was dropped from the archive even though only a few songs were released on Road Trips 2-1. Why can't the not-officially-released, 1st set be streamed? Why is that not a logical option? Not like we don't have the technology.
On the audio disc that came with Phil's book "Searching for the Sound", he discusses a favored jam from this show, entitled "Trio Jam".
"When Bruce joined for the '90 Fall tour, he came up with a really neat idea. He suggested that sometime during the show we break the band down into little sub-groups/trios and jam out with a smaller contingent and see where it would take us. So we tried to do that during Bruce's tenure and this jam here, from 1990, is a pristine example of what Bruce's idea was and how it worked out. It's mostly Bruce, Jerry, and Bob is backing them up, in essence, with some color, chords, and glad little cries from his guitar. It's really a neat little structure that happens. Bruce and Jerry start off with a quiet "filigree" and fade it down - and it comes back up and there's some shadowy byways into some light-drenched landscapes. And it ends up in a New Orleans parade stomp - just sort of keeps going & going, and they just keep tossing some things around. About 8:30 into it they start trading licks hot and heavy and about a minute later you'll hear a brief structural thing surface, as opposed to the jam on a tonic that you were hearing before, and then that fades down into Drums. This is a wonderful example of that kind of spontaneous breakdown."
The section he's referencing is :40-10:35 on Disc 1-Track 9 of Road Trips 2-1 OR :30-10:25 of Disc 2-Track 6 on the Miller source.
March 22, 2011
this is a pretty good show. sounds pretty good for having two new members in the group. every show from this run has some pretty good moments